The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    6/8/2018 - Mayor Steve Noble Seeks Applicants to Serve on New Kingston City Land Bank Board of Directors

    June 8, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Mayor Steve Noble Seeks Applicants to Serve on New

    Kingston City Land Bank Board of Directors

     

    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble is now accepting applications from Kingston residents interested in serving on the Board of Directors of the City’s newly established Kingston City Land Bank.

     The Kingston City Land Bank has been formed with the purpose of acquiring title to city-owned and other distressed properties in the City of Kingston, removing barriers to redevelopment, and returning the properties to the tax rolls. The key priorities of the Kingston City Land Bank will be to ensure that the reuse of these properties provides opportunities for homeownership for those who might not otherwise be afforded such opportunity, to maintain a range of affordability in the city's housing stock, and to guide the redevelopment of properties to enhance neighborhoods and suit the needs of the residents of those neighborhoods.

    “My administration is absolutely committed to improving access to good quality, affordable housing, to addressing deteriorating housing conditions that are negatively impacting our neighborhoods, and to returning properties to the tax rolls,” said Mayor Noble. “The launch of the Kingston City Land Bank is one of the most significant and effective actions the City of Kingston has made in advancing housing conditions and affordability in decades. We have a tremendous amount of work ahead of us and we need a strong Board of Directors to help lead this effort.” 

    As per the Kingston City Land Bank’s by-laws, the entire Board of Directors will consist of nine (9) Directors, all of whom are City of Kingston residents. In addition to six members from the public to be appointed by the Mayor, the Board will include the Deputy Chief in charge of the Building Safety Division or his/her appointee, a member of the Kingston Planning Board selected by a full vote of the Planning Board, and the Mayor. Two (2) community members from each of the City of Kingston’s three (3) County Legislative Districts will be appointed. Upon the Board’s inception, one Director from each legislative district shall serve one (1) two-year term and one Director shall serve one (1) three-year term. Subsequent terms shall be three years.

    To apply to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kingston City Land Bank, individuals should pick up and return their application to the Mayor’s Office in City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. Applications may also be downloaded here or submitted electronically at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KingstonBoards. Applications for this volunteer opportunity are due by Friday, June 29th.

    For general questions about the Kingston City Land Bank, please contact Brenna Robinson, Director of Economic and Community Development, at 845-334-3924 or at brobinson@kingston-ny.gov.

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